IMPACTING LIVES…ONE CHILD AT A TIME

Wood County
Recreation

The Wood County Recreation Commission was developed on September 27, 1945 by members of the Wood County Commission, City of Parkersburg, City of Vienna and the Wood County Board of Education.

Upcoming Events

Summer Adventures

This is a FREE program opened to all children kindergarten through 5th grade. This program is scheduled to begin Monday, June 13, 2022 and end Friday, July 29, 2022. Start time is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Snack and lunch will be provided. Summer Adventures will offer a variety of structured activities that will expose our youth to passionate and positive mentors to pair with fun activities.

Harvest Moon Festival

This festival is scheduled to take place Saturday September 24th through Sunday September 25th. This festival is a fun-filled family event that showcases the talents of local artisans! This is an event you DON’T want to miss!

Tennis

This program begins June 13, 2022, and is available to all youth age groups. This program provides an opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of tennis. Parents of participants also have the option to receive tennis lessons at no cost while their child is learning too.

Honey Festival

This festival is scheduled to take place Saturday, August 27th through Sunday August 28th. This festival showcases and highlights the importance of the honey bee to WV, as well as gives local artisans a venue to showcase their talents. This is open to all ages!

Previous Events

Below are some of the programs that have just been completed, or are coming up in the near future

Small Fry Basketball

This program is offered to all youth ages 4-12 years old. This program promotes team work, and helps a child discover their individual gifts that help enhance the team as a whole. This program takes place early winter.

Volleyball

This program is offered to all children in grades 5-12. Not only does it teach the fundamental basics of this recreational sport, but also helps children develop important social and team building skills. This program takes place early winter.

Fishing Derby

This event is typically scheduled in the middle of April at both City Park, and Southwood Parks in Parkersburg. This is a free event to any child between the ages of 3-14. This is fun event that provides exposure to the activity of fishing.

Elementary Boys & Girls Basketball

This program is co-sponsored with the Wood County Board of Education and takes place early winter, ending with a tournament between teams.